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OPI named Canon Outstanding Partner for third time

Office Products Inc. has earned its third Outstanding Partner Award from Canon U.S.A., along with a plaque of appreciation for its 25 years as a Canon dealer.

February 18, 2012 | | Business


Legion helps veteran after fire

Fellow veterans have reached out to help Robert Jensen, whose Great Bend home sustained an estimated $50,000 in fire damage on Feb. 3. Firefighters were dispatched to 812 Stone St. at 10:15 p.m. that night. The first crew on the scene reported heavy fire and smoke from a window, Fire Chief Mike Napolitano said after the fire.

February 18, 2012 | | Local News


Jewelry stolen during burglary

Jewelry valued at $9,400 when a Great Bend residence was burglarized earlier this month, Police Chief Dean Akings said. There was no forced entry into the residence, located at 3727 22nd St., but construction was being performed there. Sometime during the period of Feb. 6-8, unknown persons entered and took goal and diamond earrings, a gold ring with ruby stone, a gold ring with a cluster of diamonds, two other gold rings and a gold necklace.

February 18, 2012 | | Area Briefs


On the Record for Feb. 19, 2012

Great Bend Fire Department

February 18, 2012 | | On the Record


Spring is almost here

Even though the area experienced a dose of winter last weekend, spring is just around the corner. Wheat in the area benefitted from the recent moisture and the forecast is predicting chances for precipitation over the next few days. As the days lengthen and the temperature warms more than wheat will become active. If temperatures stay mild, army cutworm, true armyworm, greenbugs, and the Bird Cherry-Oat Aphid will likely be making appearances. All but the aphid mentioned may or may not rise to levels significant enough to warrant treatment. If producers are fortunate, they won't appear or if they ...

February 17, 2012 | BY VIC MARTIN | Agriculture


Spelling Bee

February 17, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Hoisington Library closed

HOISINGTON - The Hoisington Public Library will be closed Monday in observance of Presidents' Day. The library will reopen at noon on Tuesday.

February 17, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


EHS celebrates FBLA Week

ELLINWOOD - Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students at Ellinwood High School celebrated national FBLA-PBL Week, Feb. 5-12.

February 17, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


Marsh Musings

February. The time of the year when we romantically pour out our undying love and affection towards our significant other with flowers, chocolates, and other gifts on Valentine's Day. Ironically, February seems like a complete contradiction to romanticism, sporting a barren landscape, dead flowers, leafless trees, and a temperature that is usually cold as the dickens. In fact, most animals have even bailed ship in hopes of finding a warmer locale or have buried themselves underground to ride out the rest of winter. Somehow though, Valentine's Day does seem to inspire romance, no matter how you approach it.

February 17, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


GBHS Hall of Fame tickets on sale

Tickets for the Great Bend High School Hall of Fame luncheon are on sale in the Activities Office at Great Bend High School. The luncheon is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at the Highland Convention Center Heritage Room.

February 17, 2012 | SPECIAL TO THE TRIBUNE | News


Pawnee County Briefs

Chamber supper Friday

February 17, 2012 | | Pawnee Co. Briefs


"Miles of Smiles"

USD #112 Central Plains School District has been awarded a grant of $3,509 from the Delta Dental of Kansas Foundation. Each year the Foundation provides grants to Kansas-based oral health programs which emphasize prevention to improve the oral health of Kansas.

February 17, 2012 | | Barton Co. News


St. Mark Lutheran Church Roast Beef Dinner

St. Mark Lutheran Church in Great Bend is hosting its annual "Roast Beef Dinner" from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 26 in the Church Fellowship Hall, 21st and Jackson. The menu includes succulent roast beef, creamy scalloped potatoes, seasoned green beans, hot buttered roll and homemade dessert. Admission is by free will offering. All proceeds go to support the Christian Education programs for the children of the church.

February 17, 2012 | | Religion


Call for artifacts: Essential Elements exhibit

In conjunction with the upcoming traveling Smithsonian exhibit, "The Way We Worked", the Coronado Quivira Museum is hosting an exhibit tentatively titled Essential Elements: Salt Mining in Rice County. They want to know if you have any artifacts you wish to submit for inclusion in the exhibit.

February 17, 2012 | | Local News


Medicalodges Kinsley recognized by U.S. News and World Report

KINSLEY – Medicalodges Kinsley has received a high ranking of five stars overall in U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Nursing Homes health.usnews.com/senior-housing. U.S. News's Best Nursing Homes recognizes top-rated homes in all 50 states and offers important guidance to families and healthcare providers caring for people in need of a nursing home.

February 17, 2012 | | Business


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Supreme Court announces cases for April 13 docket at Fort Hays State University

The Kansas Supreme Court announced the three cases it will hear April 13 at Fort Hays State University, its next destination in ongoing outreach to familiarize Kansans with the high court, its work, and the overall role of the Kansas judiciary.

March 25, 2015 | | Local News


Death Tax Repeal is Long Overdue

On April 13, 2005 the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly, 272 to 162, to permanently repeal the federal estate tax, also known as the death tax. But in the ten years since, they have all but dropped the issue. A stunning 236 of the current members of the House have never had an opportunity to vote on it. Fortunately, the Ways & Means Committee under Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will soon consider a bill, H.R. 1105, written by Reps. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) and Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.) that would repeal the death tax. House leadership should bring it to the floor ...

March 25, 2015 | Phil Kerpen | Columnists


In Defense of the GOP’s Iran Letter

Last week a political bloodbath unfolded on Capitol Hill.

March 25, 2015 | Matt Mackowiak | Columnists


Head trauma and Congress

March 25, 2015 | | Editorial Cartoons


Susan Young endorsement

Dear Editor,

March 25, 2015 | | Letters to the Editor


Chiefs score big with compensatory picks

PHOENIX (AP) - NFC champion Seattle, Denver and Kansas City each were awarded four compensatory picks in this year's draft.

March 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Huggins looks for another win over Calipari

West Virginia coach Bob Huggins has had his way against Kentucky's John Calipari over the years.

March 24, 2015 | BY JOHN RABY AP Sports Writer | AP Sports


Rich get richer: Mayweather and Pacquiao purses soar

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The first ticket has yet to be sold, but the richest fight in boxing history is getting richer by the day.

March 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Ready, set, scramble!

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - In the 2008 national championship, with Kansas trailing Memphis by three and 10.8 seconds left in the game, coach Bill Self called for his team to run a play called "Chop."

March 24, 2015 | | AP Sports


Women’s NCAA Tournament attendance up in some locations

Steps taken by the NCAA to address the ongoing attendance concern at the women's NCAA Tournament are working, at least in some places.

March 24, 2015 | BY DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer | AP Sports


GB wrestlers dominate at Girls State

On March 22, Breanna Ridgeway and Natalie Garza traveled to McPherson to battle in the Girls State Tournament. Both girls won their brackets convincingly. Breanna opened up with a 14-0 win in her first match, and followed that up with 2 pins. Natalie won both of the matches she wrestled with pins.

March 24, 2015 | | Local Sports


Agent: Peterson return to Vikes not in ‘best interest’

Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings have reached a standstill.

March 24, 2015 | BY DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer | AP Sports


Wreck occurs west of GB

Law enforcement officers work the scene of a two-vehicle wreck Tuesday afternoon 5 miles west of Great Bend at U.S. 56 and SW 50 Ave. Kansas Highway Patrol reports this was a non-injury accident.

March 24, 2015 | | Local News


'Live From Nashville' coming to Great Bend

The Golden Belt Community Concert Association will present "Live From Nashville," a country music song-and-dance spectacular from Nashville-based Matt Davenport Productions. Tracing the history of country music from its roots to its sold-out stadiums of today, this production represents a century of celebrities and songs – and the tradition that gave Music City its name.

March 24, 2015 | | Local News


​Strategic planning on BCC Trustees’ agenda

The current strategic plan for Barton Community College is scheduled for renewal and development and to be in place for fiscal years 2016-2021. The first phase of strategic planning is underway and involves the establishment of a strategic planning framework that will be considered at the next BCC Board of Trustees meeting, set for 4 p.m. Thursday, March 26, in room F-30 of the Fine Arts Building.

March 24, 2015 | | Local News


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